Mon Aug 21 2017

Category: Dental


Go With the Flow

Posted in Dental

CDC studies show that widespread water fluoridation prevents cavities and saves money. Economic analysis found that every $1 invested in fluoridation yields nearly a $38 savings in dental costs. Fluoridation protects teeth when delivered through the water supply to children during the tooth forming years and for all ages throughout life

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A Look at Amalgam Fillings

Posted in Dental

The FDA will once again address the issue of metal or amalgam fillings for teeth, with an eye to assessing the health consequences of the mercury they contain.’ At the same time the fillings will be reclassified as medical devices.’ Anthony Schwartz, a dentist at Johns Hopkins, says the whole argument could be settled with [&hellip

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Cancer and Gum Disease

Posted in Cancer, Dental

People with periodontal disease, where infections around the base of the teeth result in chronic inflammation, are known to be at risk for cardiovascular disease, but now a new study establishes an increased risk for cancer as well.’ Anthony Schwartz, a dentist at Johns Hopkins, describes the study

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